In 2021, tuition for full-time students at University of Maine was $9,240 a year for in-state students and $30,030 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at University of Maine is $30,030 per year.
University of Maine is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $9,240 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Maine-residents, out-of-state tuition is $30,030 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
University of Maine has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Maine usually pay around $30,030 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or University of Maine-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Maine.
Room and board at University of Maine costs $9,018 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the University of Maine's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $4,536.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at University of Maine pay $2,504 in fees every year they are enrolled.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At University of Maine, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city might be expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Maine campus is located in a small town setting in Maine.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to University of Maine.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,018|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
University of Maine’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of University of Maine undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 4,834 of the 9,465 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Maine meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,807 a year. Around 72% of University of Maine undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Maine graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $35,036 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Maine-Specific Loans||$4,620|
|Most Common Loans for University of Maine Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on University of Maine financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2021, University of Maine awarded 4,643 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $49 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $24.63 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for University of Maine students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at University of Maine was $15,807 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Maine seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$1,419|
What will attending University of Maine really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Maine's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
University of Maine does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for University of Maine students.
University of Maine offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
University of Maine has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Minority Students - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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